Gucci Spring Summer 2013

New York and London came and went with winners, losers, and shows that put us to sleep. While I found some things I loved, there has yet to be a show that has REALLY got me excited. But then came Gucci.

This could be what I’d call a perfect show, not only because the entire collection was stunning, but also because Frida Giannini has managed to reference so many designers (old ones and her contemporaries) yet maintain originality and the Gucci signature. So watch out Valentino, Lanvin, Giambattista Valli, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, and pretty much everyone else, you’ve got some stiff competition. This show was a “Best of Gucci.”

The show featured Halston-esque shapes, signature Gucci horsebit hardware, and their heritage floral print. The opulent embellishment was stunning (that’s an understatement) and the show looked far more haute couture than it did ready to wear (let’s hope the prices aren’t.) Giannini gave a slight nod to Tom Ford, particularly with her Halston shapes, but did it in a way that basically said “You are no longer missed here.” Gucci is clearly doing just fine without him. This is a show worth checking out from start to finish, here is is on Vogue.com.

I love…

Everything! Here are six highlights.

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that the first 6 looks of this show looked like perfect pink haute couture.

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the dazzling jewelry embellishment on this dress.

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Halston goes couture on the Gucci catwalk, and holy shit does this look beautiful.

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perfectly elegant separates.

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beautiful ladies-who-lunch dresses.

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when Gucci makes the LBD exciting again.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Dimitar

    It’s too referential, I see no spirit and I personally don’t appreciate Gucci as a brand because I don’t see anything special about it (except may be the quality of fabrics and production – which is nothing special, considering their prices they are obliged to have those characteristics)

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I see what you are saying, but I still think it is beautiful. Fashion doesn’t always need to be new, innovative, or exciting. This is an example of doing something that has been done before, but doing it well. The clothes are beautiful. That alone can make a great fashion show.

  • Celeste

    I am disappointed. Guess they took ‘inspiration’ from other design houses like Valentino, Spring’12 of Roksanda Ilincic (3rd dress), Jil Sander, …. What happens to originality? Shame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503979732 Akash Rb

    I personally feel that the 2nd Look (The White Full Length Dress with the Jewelery Embellishments) is quite reminiscent of Givenchy By Ricardo Tisci. PS, It’s amazing how most of the Spring/Summer 2013 from Milan (Gucci, Max Mara, No, 21, Roksanda Ilinic have moved to more minimalistic asthetics. I guess that’s why need the likes of Versace, Roberto Cavalli and D&G that are all about the maximization.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503979732 Akash Rb

    Exactly the design asthetics from Jil Sander and Roksanda Illinic, the color palette from Blumarine and the embellishments from Givenchy By Ricardo Tisci. And I don’t know why the LBD gives this whole Stella McCartney vibe. Any thoughts on Prada? I personally felt it lacked the luster that Fall Winter 2012 was all about.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Every designer takes inspiration from somewhere, and most of the time that inspiration comes from costume references or previous designer’s work. The references are very clear here, but Gucci has added its own signature, and the pieces are beautiful. We can’t expect every single good catwalk show to be 100% original, it is impossible. What we can hope for, is something that looks great and hasn’t been done a million times before. That’s where Gucci, in my opinion, has succeeded.

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